1. D

    Apply or another gap year?

    Happy new year everyone! I'm looking for some guidance (again) and figured this would probably be a good place for that. I'll give a short outline of basically what my application would be (minus the PS) and what my dilemma is. GPA Stuff GPA: 3.988 sGPA: 4.000 MCAT: 518 LizzyM: 75.9 WARS: 85...
  2. D

    GPA 3.988, sGPA 4.0, MCAT 518, Aiming for T10-T20, Gap year advice needed

    Hi all, Looking for some guidance on what to do moving forward. I’m in my final year of undergrad and recently got my MCAT score back (518). I have an LM 75.9 and WARS 85, conservatively. The 2017 WARS doc gave me an S level rating and recommended I make 45% of my applications to Category 1...
  3. J

    National Health Corps for Gap Year

    Hello! I’m interested in pursuing National Health Corps for my gap year experience. If anyone’s been through it or knows anything please let me know if you have the answers to the following questions. 1) I wanted to take two gap years, but I know the National Health Corps program is just 10.5...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical How This Premed Student Got Accepted to Medical School Early

    Med applicant Mary Thomas shares her path to medical school acceptance early in this year’s application cycle [Show summary] Mary Thomas will begin her medical school studies next summer after receiving an exceptionally early acceptance in October. She shares how she achieved that early...
  5. M

    Advice on Americorps

    I have reviewed Americorp's website but I haven't heard from anyone - whether applicant or adcom - about the program: whether participants had a good experience, what to watch out for when applying, how medical school adcoms perceive the program. I am planning to take two gap years (one will...
  6. G

    National Health Corps - should I do it?

    I was accepted to NHC Philly and it sets to start late August, but I'm in California so I just don't know if it's worth travelling across the country. If anyone is in the program, I would appreciate some insights on housing, stipend and such.
  7. R

    Gap Year Advice

    Hi everyone, I've read a lot of posts on here but never posted one myself. I'm hoping some of you will be able to give me some insight on my current situation. I just graduated with a BS in Biology. I decided to take a gap year last summer because I had no research experience at the time. I was...
  8. KCraig

    What are some ideas for my gap year?

  9. A

    AmeriCorps: COMCorps (Ohio University)

    Hi, I stumbled upon OU's partnership program, COMCorps, with AmeriCorps. I was wondering if anyone has done it or has worked with AmeriCorps specifically in a health-based program. How did you like the program and if it helped your chances in getting into Medical School. I am specifically...
  10. ScreenName23


    I did AmeriCorps for a gap year and am wondering if it would be listed as a job or community service (in the Activities section)? Thanks so much for any input!
  11. donutzebra

    AmeriCorps NCCC - Internet Access

    I graduated from college this year and am planning to apply to medical school in the next cycle for matriculation in 2018. I was applying and interviewing for positions to take after I take the MCAT late August this year, and I recently got an invitation to serve with AmeriCorps NCCC...
  12. emac1933

    Americorps and CA Residency

    Hi everyone, this is my first post here, but I've been reading quite a bit and haven't seen a thread asking quite this question. Basically, I am graduating in May and have decided I want to take a gap year--I applied to med school but only got into one school. I really want to go to...
  13. K

    Does working under Americorps look impressive?

    I am applying next cycle (2016 for Fall 2017 matriculation). I would likely be submitting applications in June but working under Americorps throughout that year. I was hoping to write about it on secondaries and include it on planned activities. Do you think schools look favorably upon this...